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Scene in the Bend by Cari Middaugh January 2016


Guests at the Sugar Land Heritage Foun­dation’s “pop up” Prohibition Speakeasy party enjoyed signature libations, fine fare by local restaurants, music and friendly games of chance. They didn’t let a raid by “Elliot Ness” break up the party, sponsored by the Sterling McCall Auto Group. Partygoers knew the password to enter Anson Aviation’s hangar at Sugar Land Regional Airport and heard “The Chairman Frank Sinatra” belt out favorite tunes and cheered on the flappers who showed off their gams for the group. The Foundation is raising funds for a museum to preserve for future generations the rich and unique history of Sugar Land.

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1) Melissa and James Ives

2) Frank Pierce, Tod Chapman, Steve “Rocco” Stewart, Ira “Mugsy” Liebman, Marvin Marcell and Dennis “Knuckles” Parmer

3) Dennis “Knuckles” Parmer, James “Legs” Wong, Ira “Mugsy” Liebman and Steve “Rocco” Stewart

4) Dwayne and Janet Chobotar

5) Ron “The Chairman of the Board,” aka “Frank Sinatra” Bailey

6) Randy and Gail Parker

7) Betty Anhaiser with her son James

Photo Credit: Randy Kozlovsky




The Sugar Plum Market opened its doors this year with another spectacular sold-out Preview Night. Presented by the Fort Bend Junior Service League and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, the 15th Annual Market was held at the Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre & Convention Center and featured over 100 vendors. Approximately 8,000 patrons visited the Sugar Plum Market, which raised $285,000 for more than 17 Fort Bend County charities.

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1) Ali and Cindy Dempster

2) Chasity Munn and Ashley Mezger

3) Diana Null and Tracy Pipes

4) Faten Shanar and Susanne Hiegel

5) Alisa Tristan, Monica Henderson, and Kimberly Hays-Camp.

6) Charla Kulcak, Dr. Megan Kalambo, Sharyn Lueders, and Cheryl Bertrand.

7) Stephanie Reilly, Nikki Kokel, Reacia Keene, and Cindy Reaves..

8) Mindi Zemanek, Catherine Kubala, Sheila Cooper, Alison Haralson, Greg Haralson, and Dana Clement.

9) Debbie Buckner, Chasity Munn, Ashley Joshi-Patel, Dana Clement, Stacie Janak, Mindi Zemanek, Hillary Watson, and Caroline Bordelon.

10) SPM Co-Chairs Catherine Kubala, Alison Haralson, Sherri Ebarb, Sheila Cooper, and Pam Spencer.

Photo Credit: Fort Bend Junior Service League




The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce hosted another successful Fort Bend Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament at the beautiful Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre. Despite concerns of inclement weather, the weather remained great and allowed the golfers to enjoy their day on their range. The sold-out tournament was filled with competiveness, camaraderie, and cool weather.

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1) Matthew Ferraro, David Crowl, Juliette Bloomer, Keri Schmidt, Sheridan Labbe, Chelsea Erickson, Derek Rogers, and Dewan Clayborn

2) Mark MacInerney, Jamie Ponce De Leon, and Sedrick Cole

3) Ray Aguilar, Matt Smith, Leonard Powers Iii, and Mark Kolon

4) Lance Bothell, Paul Poulton, and Brandon Harris

Photo Credit: Ted Volf




The inaugural American Cancer Society Houston Corks and Forks was held at Prohi­bition Supperclub & Bar. Guests gathered at the beautiful downtown venue to enjoy delicious food paired with craft cocktails and wine, and to raise funds to help support the Amer­ican Cancer Society’s efforts to help people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back against a disease that has taken far too much. This year’s Event Chair, Kris Farmer, and the Houston Corks and Forks committee worked tirelessly to ensure the evening was a huge success.

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1) Mary Lynn and Ray Gerwitz, Sheilah and Dan Troiano and Jennifer and Steve Carter

2) Event Emcees Katherine Whaley and Steve Campion from ABC-13

3) Jamie Taylor and Tina Ramon

4) Event Chair Kris Farmer, Sandy Kelly, Melissa Roberts, Rhonda Daniel and Kyla Kapche

5) Bonita Billings with Delaina Curry-Allen

6) Kris Farmer with her husband Steve

Photo Credit: Cari Middaugh
Cari Middaugh

Happy New Year Everyone! Wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy 2016!

Email: cari.fblifestyles@gmail.com

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